12,999 results match your criteria Lithotripsy Extracorporeal Shockwave
Curr Opin Urol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Köln, Köln, Germany.
Purpose Of Review: The present review identifies the latest scientific investigations within the fields of fragmenting and dusting to discuss optimizing treatment. In addition, new settings such as 'popcorning' are scrutinized carefully.
Recent Findings: During the past years, endoscopic techniques have continuously developed and changed the management of the treatment of kidney stones using ureteroscopy (URS). Read More
Asian J Endosc Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Division of Surgery, Gastroenterological Center, Medico Shunju Shiroyama Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
Introduction: A 50-year-old Japanese man presented with obstructive jaundice. We performed endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage before biliary decompression. CT showed a thickened gallbladder wall with low-density areas and a 35-mm gallstone; the stone was impacted in the gallbladder neck and cystic duct. Read More
Exp Ther Med 2018 Dec 19;16(6):4585-4589. Epub 2018 Sep 19.
Department of Ultrasound, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250012, P.R. China.
The present study aimed to investigate the correlation between the parameters of non-contrast helical computed tomography (NCHCT) and the total energy of holmium laser lithotripsy, and establish a correlative mathematical model. From March 2016 to February 2017, 120 patients with a single urinary calculus were examined by NCHCT prior to holmium laser lithotripsy. The calculus location was confirmed, the CT value was measured and the volume of the calculus in the established three-dimensional reconstruction model was calculated. Read More
Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne 2018 Dec 21;13(4):507-511. Epub 2018 May 21.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Introduction: Managing upper ureteral stones with shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has been done for many years. However, no conclusive data have been found on the intervals required between repeated SWL sessions.
Aim: To identify the most optimal intervals between SWL sessions. Read More
Urolithiasis 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Storz Medical AG, Lohstampfestrasse 8, 8274, Taegerwilen, Switzerland.
Shock wave lithotripsy is the only non-invasive stone therapy and in clinical use since 1980. In spite of decades with millions of patients treated, the mechanism of fragmentation is still under debate. Detailed knowledge of the fragmentation process is required for improvements regarding safety and efficiency. Read More
J Acoust Soc Am 2018 Nov;144(5):2952
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 Northeast 40th Street, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA.
Combined laboratory experiment and numerical simulation are conducted on bubble clouds nucleated on the surface of a model kidney stone to quantify the energy shielding of the stone caused by cavitation during burst wave lithotripsy (BWL). In the experiment, the bubble clouds are visualized and bubble-scattered acoustics are measured. In the simulation, a compressible, multi-component flow solver is used to capture complex interactions among cavitation bubbles, the stone, and the burst wave. Read More
Aktuelle Urol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Urology, Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg.
Flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) has become a success story in urology. Since its implementation into the treatment of urolithiasis, fURS has demonstrated excellent clinical performance and safety. In recent years, the spread of disposable ureteroscopes has shaped the field of endoscopic stone treatment. Read More
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterology, Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.
Int Urol Nephrol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Ganzhou Hospital of Nanchang University, Ganzhou, 341000, Jiangxi, China.
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a patented perfusion and suctioning platform and ureteral access sheath in the treatment of large ureteral stones (≥ 1.5 cm) below L4 level.
Methods: We recruited 122 patients with large ureteral stones below L4 level at our hospital from December 2014 to June 2017. Read More
Arab J Urol 2018 Dec 18;16(4):441-445. Epub 2018 May 18.
Department of Urology, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of bilateral same-session flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) in the treatment of bilateral renal and/or ureteric stone disease.
Patients And Methods: From October 2007 to December 2015, 62 patients who had undergone bilateral, same-session f-URS were included in the study. The procedures were performed under general anaesthesia, in lithotomy, and initiated on the side in which the patient was clinically symptomatic or on the side in which the stone was smaller. Read More
Arab J Urol 2018 Dec 26;16(4):422-428. Epub 2018 Jul 26.
Department of Urology, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of silodosin therapy, as a new α-adrenergic receptor (α-AR) blocker, on the success rate of semi-rigid ureteroscopy (URS) for the management of large distal ureteric stones.
Patients And Methods: This prospective study recruited 127 adult patients with single distal ureteric stone of ≥1 cm. The patients were randomly allocated to two groups: the first group included 62 patients who received silodosin (8 mg) for 10 days before URS (Silodosin group), whilst the second group included 65 patients who received placebo, in the form of multivitamins, for 10 days before URS (Placebo group). Read More
Int Braz J Urol 2018 Oct 30;44. Epub 2018 Oct 30.
Departamento de Urologia de Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar, Porto, Portugal.
Introduction: During the last years there has been an effort in miniaturizing the endoscopic devices. The video presents an alternative for the management of distal ureteral stone, using a ureteral access of 4.85 Fr and 27 cm of length, previously described as micro-ureteroscopy. Read More
Future Med Chem 2018 Dec 6;10(23):2685-2693. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology & Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Pomorska 141/3, 90-236 Łódź, Poland.
Aim: To evaluate the level of lipid peroxidation in patients with nephrolithiasis before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
Materials & Methods: Isoprostane concentration (8-isoPGF) was measured in urine, and thiobarbituric acid reactive substance production in serum and erythrocytes. In addition, the concentrations of selected compounds (uric acid, glucose and creatinine) were measured in serum. Read More
Dig Endosc 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Department of Gastrointestinal and Pediatric Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
The efficacy of cholangioscopy-assisted lithotripsy for difficult stones such as huge stones, multiple large stones and an impacted stone in patients with non-altered anatomy have been reported. Herein, we describe peroral direct digital cholangioscopy (PDCS)-assisted electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) with a new technique in patients with surgically altered anatomy. Five patients received PDCS-assisted EHL with the monorail technique because of surgically altered anatomy, due to failed conventional stone extraction. Read More
VideoGIE 2018 Dec 25;3(12):390-391. Epub 2018 Oct 25.
Department of Gastroenterology, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Wolverhampton, UK.
Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 29;3:82. Epub 2018 Oct 29.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA.
Cholangioscopy allows direct visualization and subsequent therapeutic maneuvers of the biliary ductal system. With advances in endoscopic and imaging technology, cholangioscopy has become an important modality for the diagnosis of indeterminate biliary strictures and an essential therapeutic tool for difficult to remove biliary stones. Enhanced imaging and operability of the latest generation cholangioscopes have further expanded their clinical applications to include ductal tumor ablation, gallbladder drainage, access to difficult to reach branches of the biliary tree, and biliary foreign body manipulation. Read More
Int Braz J Urol 2018 Nov-Dec;44(6):1224-1233
Department of Urology and Andrology, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.
Purpose: To investigate a method to determine the appropriate length of ureteral stents, given that the stent length may lead to exacerbation of urinary symptoms if the stent crosses the bladder midline.
Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the position of the distal curl of the ureteral stent using kidney/ureter/bladder (KUB) radiographs after ureteroscopic lithotripsy in 165 patients who underwent placement of 24- or 26-cm ureteral stents. According to the KUB findings, we categorized the position of the distal curl of the ureteral stent into two groups. Read More
World J Urol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Sorbonne Université, GRC n°20, Groupe de Recherche Clinique Sur La Lithiase Urinaire, AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, 75020, Paris, France.
Purpose: To evaluate how variable working distances between the laser fiber and the stone influence ablation volume.
Methods: A laser fiber was fixed on a robotic arm perpendicular to an artificial stone. A single laser pulse was triggered at different working distances (0-2. Read More
Urolithiasis 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 211100, Jiangsu, China.
To observe the efficacy and safety of External Physical Vibration Lithecbole (EPVL) in patients with upper ureteric stones 1.0-2.0 cm after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Read More
Adv Clin Exp Med 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, China.
Background: The topic of whether preoperative Th1/Th2 cells and their related factors have a predictive value for postoperative febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in patients with ureteral calculi has not been explored.
Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of preoperative Th1/Th2 cells and related cytokines in the prediction of postoperative febrile UTI after ureteroscopy in patients with ureteral calculi.
Material And Methods: One hundred sixty patients who underwent ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy in the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University (China) were recruited and divided into febrile UTI group (n = 78) and non-UTI group (n = 82). Read More
Urol Int 2018 Nov 27:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Department of Urology, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Straubing, Germany.
Background: The Post-Ureteroscopic Lesion Scale (PULS) is a validated, standardised scale that classifies iatrogenic ureteral lesions during ureteroscopy (URS).
Objective: To determine risk factors for the various PULS-grades caused by URS.
Method: We prospectively investigated the independent influence of various risk factors in correlation with PULS-Grade 1+ and 2+ on 307 patients with ureterorenoscopic stone treatment from 14 German urologic departments. Read More
Phys Life Rev 2018 11 28;26-27:49-50. Epub 2018 Jun 28.
Graduate School of Life Science and System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of technology, Hibikino 2-4, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu 808-0196, Japan. Electronic address:
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Nov 25. Epub 2018 Nov 25.
Universitäts- Herzzentrum Freiburg, Bad Krozingen, Germany.
Objective: DISRUPT PAD II was designed to evaluate the safety and performance of intravascular lithotripsy (IVL), a novel approach using pulsatile sonic pressure waves, to modify intimal and medial calcium in stenotic peripheral arteries.
Background: Vascular calcification restricts vessel expansion, increases the risk of vascular complications, and may impair the effect of anti-proliferative therapy.
Methods: Disrupt PAD II was a non-randomized, multi-center study that enrolled 60 subjects with complex, calcified peripheral arterial stenosis at eight sites. Read More
Urology 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Emory University School of Medicine. Electronic address:
Diaphragmatic herniations of the ureter are a rare occurrence overall, with fewer than 10 cases reported. Obstructing nephrolithiasis in the setting of diaphragmatic ureteral herniation has sparsely been documented. Management options to consider include ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy to alleviate obstruction in herniated ureters. Read More
J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2018 Jul-Sep;30(3):470-472
Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is among the most widely used modalities for treatment of urolithiasis since its introduction in the 1980s. The non-invasive technique reduces the risk of post-procedure complications and produces excellent stone free rates. However, complications may still follow and albeit rare, there are reports in literature of abscess formation post ESWL. Read More
Eur Heart J 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
Department of Cardiology, St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Rd, London, UK.
Biomed Opt Express 2018 Nov 2;9(11):5115-5128. Epub 2018 Oct 2.
Laser-Forschungslabor, LIFE-Zentrum, University Hospital of Munich, Munich, Germany.
The fragmentation efficiency on Bego artificial stones during lithotripsy and the propulsive effect (via video tracking) was investigated for a variety of laser settings. A variation of the laser settings (pulse energy, pulse duration, repetition rate) altered the total application time required for stone fragmentation, the stone break up time, and the propulsion. The obtained results can be used to develop lithotripsy devices providing an optimal combination of low stone propulsion and high fragmentation efficacy, which can then be evaluated in a clinical setting. Read More
Dig Dis Sci 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigakuchou, Takatsukishi, Osaka, 569-8686, Japan.
Background: Recently, a digital single-operator cholangiopancreatoscope (DSOC) has become available. This system allows the performance of electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) even within the main pancreatic duct (MPD). However, there are only few reports of EHL for MPD stones using SPY-DS. Read More
Scand J Urol 2018 Nov 18:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 18.
a Urology Department , Tergooi Hospital Hilversum/Blaricum , Blaricum , The Netherlands.
Background: In contrast to treatment with oral or intramuscular analgesics, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (E.S.W. Read More
J Endourol 2018 Nov 18. Epub 2018 Nov 18.
Stanford University School of Medicine, Urology , Room S-287 , 300 Pasteur Drive , Stanford, California, United States , 94305 ;
Objectives: We sought to validate the use of crowd sourced surgical video evaluation in the evaluation of flexible ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy videos using a modified global assessment scale previously validated for ureteroscopic skills.
Methods: We collected video feeds from 30 intra-renal ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy cases where residents post graduate year(PGY) 2 through 6 handled the ureteroscope. The video feeds were annotated to represent the overall performance and to contain the parts of the procedure being scored. Read More
Urology 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
Division of Endourology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Objective: To demonstrate the use of the Moses technology for holmium laser lithotripsy in conjunction with mini-PCNL to treat a lower pole stone. The Moses technology is a pulse modulation method that can reduce stone retropulsion, which may have advantages when used during mini-PCNL.
Methods: A 63-year-old patient with a right-sided 1. Read More
World J Urol 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1#, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Purpose: To compare the efficacy and safety of different treatment options for the management of proximal impacted ureteral stones (PIUS).
Methods: A systematic literature search using Pubmed, Medline, Embase and Cochrane Library was conducted to obtain studies concerning different managements for PIUS up to Jan 2018. Summary odds ratios (ORs), standard mean differences (SMDs) or weighted mean differences with their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to compare the efficacy and safety of all included treatment methods, registered in PROSPERO under number CRD42018092745. Read More
Dig Endosc 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, South Korea.
A 65-year-old man was transferred from a secondary hospital after a bile duct stone and a retrieval basket became impacted in the common bile duct (CBD) during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Prior to transfer, lithotripsy after exchanging the basket sheath for a metal sheath was tried but failed because of the fracture of a wire near the patient's mouth. After transfer to our facility, we attempted an ERCP prior to considering surgery. Read More
BMC Urol 2018 Nov 13;18(1):103. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
Department of Urology, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 20, Boramae-ro 5-Gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 156-707, Republic of Korea.
Background: To determine the most efficacious setting of Holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser with a maximum power output of 120 W with in vitro phantom-stone dusting technique.
Methods: A laser was used to treat two 4 × 3 × 3 mm sized phantom stones in 5 mL syringes with 1 mm-sized holes at the bottom. According to the pulse width (short 500, middle 750, long pulse 1000 μsec), maximal pulse repetition rates from 50 to 80 Hz were tested with pulse energy of 0. Read More
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2018 Nov 10. Epub 2018 Nov 10.
4 Department of Urology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital , Ankara, Turkey .
Background: The prevalence of urolithiasis is nearly 20% and patients with urolithiasis constitute an essential part of the patients referred to the urology clinic. Many parameters should be considered for the management of renal stones and authors recommend extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL), as treatment options. Among these techniques, SWL does not require general anesthesia, has 89% success rate for renal pelvic stones: 83% for upper caliceal stones, 84% for middle caliceal stones, and 68% for lower caliceal stones. Read More
J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.
Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand -
The endovascular management of complex lower limb arterial occlusive disease is generally associated with poorer acute results, a higher incidence of provisional stenting and subsequent restenosis compared to more simple arterial lesions. Even more challenging results can be expected when two complex features are combined such as chronic total occlusion (CTO) and severe calcification. Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) with the Shockwave system has recently been evaluated as a familiar angioplasty balloon based but effective technique for the management of arterial calcification. Read More
Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 Oct 27. Epub 2018 Oct 27.
Innere Medizin I, Landshut-Achdorf Hospital, Landshut, Germany. Electronic address:
Coronary calcifications remain associated to increased rate of complications and worse clinical outcomes, particularly in the setting of in-stent restenosis. We present the first reported case of combined rotational atherectomy and intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of heavily calcified neoatherosclerosis. Read More
Curr Opin Urol 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.
Department of Urology, Asklepios Hospital Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany.
Purpose Of Review: The aim of this study was to summarize the recent innovations of the holmium laser with special respect to lithotripsy. Therefore, we reviewed and discussed the most recent and pivotal publications on this topic.
Recent Findings: The current literature underlines Holmium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Ho:YAG) lithotripsy as a well tolerated and efficient method to treat urinary calculi. Read More
VideoGIE 2018 Nov 26;3(11):351-353. Epub 2018 Aug 26.
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
VideoGIE 2018 Nov 26;3(11):329-338. Epub 2018 Sep 26.
Background And Aims: Lithotripsy is a procedure for fragmentation or destruction of stones to facilitate their removal or passage from the biliary or pancreatic ducts. Although most stones may be removed endoscopically using conventional techniques such as endoscopic sphincterotomy in combination with balloon or basket extraction, lithotripsy may be required for clearance of large, impacted, or irregularly shaped stones. Several modalities have been described, including intracorporeal techniques such as mechanical lithotripsy (ML), electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL), and laser lithotripsy, as well as extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Read More
Transplant Proc 2018 Nov 16;50(9):2597-2600. Epub 2018 Mar 16.
Division of Digestive and General Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan.
Background: We have introduced and performed laparoscope-assisted surgery in living donor hepatectomy. The objective of this study was to investigate the long-term results of laparoscope-assisted living donor hepatectomy.
Methods: From 2006 to 2016, laparoscope-assisted living donor hepatectomy was performed in 11 patients (laparoscopic group), and conventional open living donor hepatectomy was performed in 40 patients (conventional group). Read More
BMJ Open 2018 Nov 3;8(11):e019008. Epub 2018 Nov 3.
Department of Anesthesiology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Objective: Our previous retrospective study demonstrated that perioperative dexmedetomidine (Dex) administration was associated with low systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) incidence. The present study was designed to investigate whether perioperative administration of Dex decreases the incidence of postpercutaneous nephrolithotomy lithotripsy (PCNL) SIRS in patients who undergo PCNL.
Design: A randomised controlled trial was designed. Read More
Urol Ann 2018 Oct-Dec;10(4):409-412
Department of Radiology, Ministry of Health, Sohar Hospital, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.
22-year-old male patient with irrelevant medical history presented with bilateral renal stones; multiple stones in right renal pelvis measured 10, 11, and 11mm and another one on the left side measured 12mm. Extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) was done first on the left side, but after 400 shocks and total energy of 20 Storez Medical Lithotripsy Index only, the stone wasn't visible. Then, the operator switched to the right side and a he completed the session. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(44):e13114
Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Clinical Medical College (Shenzhen People's Hospital), Jinan University, Guangdong, China.
Rationale: Mesenteric hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for pancreatic stones is a very rare complication which has never been reported before.
Presenting Concerns: We reported a case of a 36-year-old male diagnosed as chronic pancreatitis with pancreatic stones and a large pancreatic pseudocyst. He underwent 3 repeated sessions of pancreatic ESWL (P-ESWL). Read More
Saudi J Gastroenterol 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.
Gastroenterology Division, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Background/aims: The aim of this study is to predict cases where the clearance of the biliary system from stones at the initial endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) might be of value for better risk-stratifying patients. We attempted to identify factors that are associated with a higher failure rate of clearing the biliary system on the index ERCP.
Patients And Methods: This is a retrospective study from January 2008 to January 2015. Read More
Neuromodulation 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.
Anesthesiology Department, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
Introduction: There are an ever-increasing number of patients who have implanted devices for targeted delivery of drug therapy to the intrathecal space for the management of spasticity or chronic pain. This leads to a growing number of people with implanted pumps presenting for procedures and surgeries, yet there is a paucity of consolidated information available to describe the appropriate precautions and patient management during this period.
Methods: This was a systematic review to provide a summary of existing literature on intrathecal drug delivery system (IDDS) management in the perioperative and procedural period, and to highlight additional areas that require further research. Read More
Curr Urol 2018 Oct 30;12(1):27-32. Epub 2018 Jun 30.
Department of Urology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Aims: To compare the outcome of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) on post-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) residual fragments (RFs) versus primary stones of the same size through a matched pair study.
Methods: Patients with a single 5-15 mm fragment 3 months after PCNL were enrolled (study group n = 59). The control group (n = 67) consisted of all adult patients with a single 5-15 mm renal stone. Read More
Minerva Chir 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.
Department of General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany -
Introduction: Treatment of chronic calcifying pancreatitis is challenging and requires an interdisciplinary approach including endoscopist, surgeon and radiologist. With advances in endoscopic technology therapeutic interventions in the pancreatic duct became available. ESWL is still recommended to be first line treatment, hence peroral pancreatoscopy (POP) guided intracorporal lithotripsy is a promising supplement in endoscopic therapy especially if ESWL is unsuccessful or not available. Read More
J Endourol 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.
1 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Purpose: The holmium laser is used increasingly for a wide array of urological procedures. Laser safety goggles are mandatory at many centers for individuals within the nominal hazard zone, as set out by the institution. Recent ex vivo studies suggest standard eye wear may be equally as protective. Read More